Hometown Throwdown May 8-9

To kick off the 2015 Columbus, GA Whitewater Season, Uptown Columbus is hosting RiverFest Weekend May 8-9. The entire community is invited to participate in weekend-long events in Woodruff Park and along the RiverWalk in Uptown Columbus Friday, May 8th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – until.; admission is FREE both days.

World Kayak, Whitewater Express and Outside World hosts RiverFest’s HOMETOWN THROWDOWN!

Bring your chairs, koozies, sunglasses and get ready to experience the Kayaking event of the year!

To Register Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hometown-throwdown-tickets-16287699949

FRIDAY, MAY 8
6PM:
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be a spectacle under the lights in Waveshaper.

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
NOON – Paddle with the Pros
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be at it again!
Our hometown ICF Junior Freestyle Champion, Hunter Kat will be catching some surf and doing some tricks.

2pm-5pm – Flatwater Fun
~ SUP race on the end of the island where competitors will navigate around buoys to finish point. Depending on the number of competitors we group them in 5′s and will do this in heats.
~Boatercross, competitors will start at the eddy above wave shaper and navigate around buoy’s and ending down below good wave. We will group them in 5′s and do this in heats.
~Riverboard Race
~Slalom, where competitors will run same course as the boatercross but this will be an individual run and will be timed. Fastest time will win.

5pm-9pm – Highwater Throwdown
~ Chase The Watermelon, we group the competitors in 5′s starting in the eddy above wave shaper. When the horn sounds they will proceed down the rapid where we will throw a fake watermelon out in the water and their job is to grab it and have full control of it thru the back of good wave. If no one was able to grab it the winner will go to the last person touching it. This event will run in heats.
~ King Of The Wave, two separate runs. One for the kayakers and one for the river borders. A ten minute run where everyone will start at the eddy above wave shaper and in a mass parade will all come down. The first prize will go to the first person to surf the wave for 10 seconds, second prize will go to the longest run in the wave, and the last will be for the last man standing. The same will apply for the river borders.
~ Freestyle Under The Lights, each competitor runs three times with the highest score winning. We will be judging on hometown throwdown rules where you can gain points for doing anything cool in the wave.

If you want to be a competitor in any of these competitions, early registration will open soon.

Pros, experienced, novice, and newbies are all welcomed and encouraged.

Prizes provided by The Outside World, World Kayak, & Whitewater Express.

For more information on Uptown’s RiverFest please visit: www.uptownsriverfest.com

Hometown Throwdown May 8-9

To kick off the 2015 Columbus, GA Whitewater Season, Uptown Columbus is hosting RiverFest Weekend May 8-9. The entire community is invited to participate in weekend-long events in Woodruff Park and along the RiverWalk in Uptown Columbus Friday, May 8th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – until.; admission is FREE both days.

World Kayak, Whitewater Express and Outside World hosts RiverFest’s HOMETOWN THROWDOWN!

Bring your chairs, koozies, sunglasses and get ready to experience the Kayaking event of the year!

To Register Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hometown-throwdown-tickets-16287699949

FRIDAY, MAY 8
6PM:
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be a spectacle under the lights in Waveshaper.

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
NOON – Paddle with the Pros
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be at it again!
Our hometown ICF Junior Freestyle Champion, Hunter Kat will be catching some surf and doing some tricks.

2pm-5pm – Flatwater Fun
~ SUP race on the end of the island where competitors will navigate around buoys to finish point. Depending on the number of competitors we group them in 5′s and will do this in heats.
~Boatercross, competitors will start at the eddy above wave shaper and navigate around buoy’s and ending down below good wave. We will group them in 5′s and do this in heats.
~Riverboard Race
~Slalom, where competitors will run same course as the boatercross but this will be an individual run and will be timed. Fastest time will win.

5pm-9pm – Highwater Throwdown
~ Chase The Watermelon, we group the competitors in 5′s starting in the eddy above wave shaper. When the horn sounds they will proceed down the rapid where we will throw a fake watermelon out in the water and their job is to grab it and have full control of it thru the back of good wave. If no one was able to grab it the winner will go to the last person touching it. This event will run in heats.
~ King Of The Wave, two separate runs. One for the kayakers and one for the river borders. A ten minute run where everyone will start at the eddy above wave shaper and in a mass parade will all come down. The first prize will go to the first person to surf the wave for 10 seconds, second prize will go to the longest run in the wave, and the last will be for the last man standing. The same will apply for the river borders.
~ Freestyle Under The Lights, each competitor runs three times with the highest score winning. We will be judging on hometown throwdown rules where you can gain points for doing anything cool in the wave.

If you want to be a competitor in any of these competitions, early registration will open soon.

Pros, experienced, novice, and newbies are all welcomed and encouraged.

Prizes provided by The Outside World, World Kayak, & Whitewater Express.

For more information on Uptown’s RiverFest please visit: www.uptownsriverfest.com

Hometown Throwdown May 8-9

To kick off the 2015 Columbus, GA Whitewater Season, Uptown Columbus is hosting RiverFest Weekend May 8-9. The entire community is invited to participate in weekend-long events in Woodruff Park and along the RiverWalk in Uptown Columbus Friday, May 8th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – until.; admission is FREE both days.

World Kayak, Whitewater Express and Outside World hosts RiverFest’s HOMETOWN THROWDOWN!

Bring your chairs, koozies, sunglasses and get ready to experience the Kayaking event of the year!

To Register Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hometown-throwdown-tickets-16287699949

FRIDAY, MAY 8
6PM:
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be a spectacle under the lights in Waveshaper.

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
NOON – Paddle with the Pros
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be at it again!
Our hometown ICF Junior Freestyle Champion, Hunter Kat will be catching some surf and doing some tricks.

2pm-5pm – Flatwater Fun
~ SUP race on the end of the island where competitors will navigate around buoys to finish point. Depending on the number of competitors we group them in 5′s and will do this in heats.
~Boatercross, competitors will start at the eddy above wave shaper and navigate around buoy’s and ending down below good wave. We will group them in 5′s and do this in heats.
~Riverboard Race
~Slalom, where competitors will run same course as the boatercross but this will be an individual run and will be timed. Fastest time will win.

5pm-9pm – Highwater Throwdown
~ Chase The Watermelon, we group the competitors in 5′s starting in the eddy above wave shaper. When the horn sounds they will proceed down the rapid where we will throw a fake watermelon out in the water and their job is to grab it and have full control of it thru the back of good wave. If no one was able to grab it the winner will go to the last person touching it. This event will run in heats.
~ King Of The Wave, two separate runs. One for the kayakers and one for the river borders. A ten minute run where everyone will start at the eddy above wave shaper and in a mass parade will all come down. The first prize will go to the first person to surf the wave for 10 seconds, second prize will go to the longest run in the wave, and the last will be for the last man standing. The same will apply for the river borders.
~ Freestyle Under The Lights, each competitor runs three times with the highest score winning. We will be judging on hometown throwdown rules where you can gain points for doing anything cool in the wave.

If you want to be a competitor in any of these competitions, early registration will open soon.

Pros, experienced, novice, and newbies are all welcomed and encouraged.

Prizes provided by The Outside World, World Kayak, & Whitewater Express.

For more information on Uptown’s RiverFest please visit: www.uptownsriverfest.com

Hometown Throwdown May 8-9

To kick off the 2015 Columbus, GA Whitewater Season, Uptown Columbus is hosting RiverFest Weekend May 8-9. The entire community is invited to participate in weekend-long events in Woodruff Park and along the RiverWalk in Uptown Columbus Friday, May 8th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 9th from 9 a.m. – until.; admission is FREE both days.

World Kayak, Whitewater Express and Outside World hosts RiverFest’s HOMETOWN THROWDOWN!

Bring your chairs, koozies, sunglasses and get ready to experience the Kayaking event of the year!

To Register Click Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hometown-throwdown-tickets-16287699949

FRIDAY, MAY 8
6PM:
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be a spectacle under the lights in Waveshaper.

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH
NOON – Paddle with the Pros
Pyranha Kayak Pros will be at it again!
Our hometown ICF Junior Freestyle Champion, Hunter Kat will be catching some surf and doing some tricks.

2pm-5pm – Flatwater Fun
~ SUP race on the end of the island where competitors will navigate around buoys to finish point. Depending on the number of competitors we group them in 5′s and will do this in heats.
~Boatercross, competitors will start at the eddy above wave shaper and navigate around buoy’s and ending down below good wave. We will group them in 5′s and do this in heats.
~Riverboard Race
~Slalom, where competitors will run same course as the boatercross but this will be an individual run and will be timed. Fastest time will win.

5pm-9pm – Highwater Throwdown
~ Chase The Watermelon, we group the competitors in 5′s starting in the eddy above wave shaper. When the horn sounds they will proceed down the rapid where we will throw a fake watermelon out in the water and their job is to grab it and have full control of it thru the back of good wave. If no one was able to grab it the winner will go to the last person touching it. This event will run in heats.
~ King Of The Wave, two separate runs. One for the kayakers and one for the river borders. A ten minute run where everyone will start at the eddy above wave shaper and in a mass parade will all come down. The first prize will go to the first person to surf the wave for 10 seconds, second prize will go to the longest run in the wave, and the last will be for the last man standing. The same will apply for the river borders.
~ Freestyle Under The Lights, each competitor runs three times with the highest score winning. We will be judging on hometown throwdown rules where you can gain points for doing anything cool in the wave.

If you want to be a competitor in any of these competitions, early registration will open soon.

Pros, experienced, novice, and newbies are all welcomed and encouraged.

Prizes provided by The Outside World, World Kayak, & Whitewater Express.

For more information on Uptown’s RiverFest please visit: www.uptownsriverfest.com

Paddlemania a huge success!

While I was in Colorado, Midwest paddler cliff Langley was working hard to organize the new version of the annual paddle mania event. This year blast to the bridge meant the swinging bridge at jay cook state park which finishes off with a 15ft waterfall! I absolutely LOVE this stretch of river and was sad I missed the wonderful event. Duluth, mn is really starting to step up in support of our kayaking events and a huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors! Check out the news story here! http://www.pinejournal.com/content/perfect-day-paddling

Paddlemania a huge success!

While I was in Colorado, Midwest paddler cliff Langley was working hard to organize the new version of the annual paddle mania event. This year blast to the bridge meant the swinging bridge at jay cook state park which finishes off with a 15ft waterfall! I absolutely LOVE this stretch of river and was sad I missed the wonderful event. Duluth, mn is really starting to step up in support of our kayaking events and a huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors! Check out the news story here! http://www.pinejournal.com/content/perfect-day-paddling

Paddlemania a huge success!

While I was in Colorado, Midwest paddler cliff Langley was working hard to organize the new version of the annual paddle mania event. This year blast to the bridge meant the swinging bridge at jay cook state park which finishes off with a 15ft waterfall! I absolutely LOVE this stretch of river and was sad I missed the wonderful event. Duluth, mn is really starting to step up in support of our kayaking events and a huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors! Check out the news story here! http://www.pinejournal.com/content/perfect-day-paddling

Paddlemania a huge success!

While I was in Colorado, Midwest paddler cliff Langley was working hard to organize the new version of the annual paddle mania event. This year blast to the bridge meant the swinging bridge at jay cook state park which finishes off with a 15ft waterfall! I absolutely LOVE this stretch of river and was sad I missed the wonderful event. Duluth, mn is really starting to step up in support of our kayaking events and a huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors! Check out the news story here! http://www.pinejournal.com/content/perfect-day-paddling

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather!

The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2

The second event in the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was big booming fun! We had a good turn out with 16 competitors joining in for some friendly freestyle rodeo for the first time since June of 2011!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the river bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with mostly sunny warm weather!

The river level was around 680 CFS; which is just starting to get retentive for play boating at Big Rock with the change in the feature due to the past two years of high flows.  We were all pretty excited though to final get some rodeo competition action in the feature!  A good time was had by all!

 

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Results:

 

Women’s K-1:

1. Andrea Ramsey (61)

Mens Expert K-1:

1. Wade Harrison (313)

2. Michael Reber (139)

3. Wesley R. Bradley (109)

 

Men’s Intermediate K-1 Short Boat:

1. Steve Moore (106)

2. Brian Vermillion (73)

3. Tod Emma & Kevin Mather (67)

5. Greg Timm (66)

6. George Mauger (64)

7. Ryan Shealy (62)

8. Bill Finger (54)

9. Jeff Weatherford (16)

Mens Novice K-1:

1. Keith Duncan (51)

2. Bill Berry (31)

SUP:

1. Jack Nelson (14)

(Click here for a PDF copy of Event #2 Results)

 

Thank you to all the competitors for their participation and congrats to all of our class winners of Event #2!

Event Highlights:

*We had 4 swimmers during the event!

*Jack Nelson gave a great SUP exhibition through the rapid!

* Steve Moore may have been accused of sand bagging in the Men’s Intermediate Class with the use of the new 2014 Rock Star…

* Mike Patterson was on site as our safety crew leader and had a glorious rope throw to one of the swimmers!

* Wade Harrison can throwdown!!

*Everyone who competed or volunteered in the event went home with a prize!

Event #2 Photo Album Link:

Jamison Evans’ HTTD #2 photo album

A big thank you goes out to all of our great volunteers for their help in event #1:

Jennifer Bradley – Registration & Variety Judge

Erin Weatherford – Registration & Technical/Style Judge

Samantha Vermillion & Michelle Frazee – Scribes

Sara Bone – Time Keeper

Jamison Evans – Photographer

A huge thank you goes out to our World Kayak Partners & the local sponsors below for all the great prizes & support of the events!

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Participation in all events is the key to bring home a series championship for the year!  Now that 2 events are complete the heat has been turned up for some of our competitors in their respective classes to make their place on the podium!  The competition is the hottest in the Men’s Intermediate K-1 class with only 40 points separating 1-4 places and a current tie for the 3rd spot!  We also currently have a tie for 1st place in the Men’s Novice K-1 class!  Both of these classes should be fun to watch going into event #3 to see who comes out on top…

Check out the current standings below:

2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Point Series Standings

Event #1 Boater-X

Event #2 Big Rock

Event #3

Event #4

TOTAL

PLACE

Women’s K-1            
Andrea Ramsey

125

135

   

260

1

Jennifer Bradley

135

0

   

135

2

Men’s C-1            
Whitney Eure

135

0

   

135

1

Men’s Expert K-1            
Andrew Minskey

105

0

   

105

6

Jeremy Gass

95

0

   

95

7

Jon Edwards

125

0

   

125

4

Matt Dalton

135

0

   

135

2

Michael Reber

0

125

   

125

4

Wade Harrison

0

135

   

135

2

Wesley R. Bradley

135

115

   

250

1

Men’s Intermediate K-1            
Bill Finger

0

65

   

65

11

Brian Vermillion

115

125

   

240

2

Chas Branson

95

0

   

95

9

George Mauger

135

85

   

220

3

Gregg Timm

0

95

   

95

9

Hayden Blake

125

0

   

125

6

Jeff Weatherford

0

55

   

55

12

Kevin Mather

0

115

   

115

7

Michael Crooks

115

0

   

115

7

Ryan Shealy

115

75

   

190

5

Steve Moore

125

135

   

260

1

Tod Emma

105

115

   

220

3

Men’s Novice K-1            
Bill Berry

135

125

   

260

1

Josh Pendergrass

135

0

   

135

3

Keith Duncan

125

135

   

260

1

Ryan Horn

115

0

   

115

4

SUP            
Jack Nelson

135

135

   

270

1

Keith Lawdermilk

115

0

   

115

3

Philip Aschliman

125

0

   

125

2

Click here for PDF Point Series Standings

Stay tuned for event #3’s date announcement coming in July!  Hope to see you on the Noli for some paddling fun!!

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